Meanwhile the lawmaker representing Kaduna Central district in the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has joined other Nigerians to extol the declaration of June 12 as the new Democracy Day.
President Muhammadu Buhari had made the declaration in a statement on Wednesday, in honor of late MKO Abiola – the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election.
He said June 12 would replace May 29 because it was more symbolic, and conferred a posthumous GCFR title on the late businessman and philanthropist.
Commending the development, Senator Sani noted that the 1993 mass action against military dictatorship has been crowned and the recognition should be appreciated.
A co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group, Oby Ezekwesili, described the President’s announcement as “a very welcome gesture”.
She stressed the symbolism of June 12 as huge for Nigeria’s democracy and urged the Federal Government to accord the honor due to Abiola’s wife, Kudirat, for the family’s sacrifice.